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Jefferson City, Missouri (MO)

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Where is the Capital of Missouri?
The Map of Missouri (MO) shows the location of the state capital in the "Show Me State". Missouri has 114 counties, and the capital of the State is Jefferson City. On a map, the capital city is always indicated by a star. Interesting fun facts about Jefferson City including its history, location, county, current population, size of the city and the nickname of Jefferson City, Missouri.

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The Map of Missouri and map provides an outline of the state, which covers 69,709 square miles. The size of the state's capital city, Jefferson City, is 37.58 square miles. Test your recognition skills of the map of the state, and knowledge of its capital, with our State Maps Quiz Game.

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Where is Jefferson City located?
The location of Jefferson City is near to the center of the state at the Missouri River, north of the the Ozark Mountains.. It is located in the Cole County although a small part of the city extends into Callaway County, Missouri.

Capital of Missouri - Jefferson City
Each of the 50 states have their own capital city. Jefferson City is the capital of the state. The capital does not have to be the largest city in the state, but is usually centrally located either geographically or by population.

The capital is the prominent city, in a political sense, as being the seat of the general government of the state where the state legislature, senate, governor, mayor and other state offices are located.

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Where is Missouri? (MO)

The State of Missouri is located in the central United States.


History & Facts on Jefferson City, the Capital of Missouri
The History and Fast, fun facts about Jefferson City, the capital of Missouri:

History & Facts about Jefferson City, Missouri - Fast Fact Sheet
Fact 1: The Capital of the State is Jefferson although the largest is Kansas City

Fact 2: The state covers 69,709 square miles and the size of the capital is 37.58 square miles

Fact 3: The population of the capital is 43,183. It was named for U.S. President Thomas Jefferson. The Nickname of the city is "Jeff"

Fact 4: History - The earliest inhabitants of the area were the ancient, prehistoric Mound People. The Osage Native American Indian tribe later dominated the area.

Fact 5: History - The French explorers Joliet and Marquette explored the region in 1673.

Fact 6: History - Lead mines were opened in the area in 1715 leading to an influx of pioneers and settlers.

Fact 7: History - The area was explored by members of the Lewis and Clark expedition in 1804.

Fact 8: History - In 1821 Jefferson City was created specifically to serve as the state capital by the Missouri state legislature.

Fact 9: History - The famous pioneer and frontiersman Daniel Boone carved out the Boone's Lick Trail, which is now Interstate Highway 70. His son, Daniel Morgan Boone, laid out the city

Fact 10: History - Jefferson City was incorporated in 1839

History & Facts about Jefferson City, Missouri - Fast Fact Sheet

Facts about the Population of Jefferson City, Missouri
The number of people, or the population of the capital city of Jefferson, obviously changes constantly but the government statistics for the 2012 population of Jefferson City was 43,183, which provides a good indication of the number of inhabitants of the city.

Jefferson City, Missouri - Homework Help for Kids
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Capital of Missouri - Jefferson City

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